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Charles Jaffe vs Lewis J Isaacs
Chicago (1926), Chicago, IL USA, rd 5, Aug-25
Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Worrall Attack Delayed castling line (C86)  ·  1-0



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Dec-01-09  Shams: see Nigel Short for a brief Nigel Short comment on this game.

Black resigns because Qh6 is next followed by either g2-g4 or Rh4

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  kingscrusher: Nigel was saying that a commentator criticised 13.. Ne8 and gave 13... Nd5 instead. The reason is because the apparently killing Qe4 (hitting h7 and d5 at the same time) is neatly held up by g6! Because if then Qxd5 then Bc6 traps the queen. SO basically the more aggressive 13..Nd5 was playable and arguably much better than the retreat 13..Ne8.
Dec-02-09  MaxxLange: That's a nice Queen trap, and a good example of an error from stopping calculation too early.
Oct-07-13  Caissanist: The result of this game does not agree with the tournament crosstable (Game Collection: US Open 1926, Chicago = 27th Western Champ.), which shows Isaacs winning. That's not a trivial detail, since if he won this game and all his other given results are correct, then Jaffe tied for first. I've never heard of him winning this tournament, so I guess either this result or one of his other results is wrong.
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  Phony Benoni: According to contemporary reports (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 8/26/1926 and New York Times, 8/27/1926) Isaacs (playing Black) did indeed win this game, inflicting Jaffe's first loss of the tournament. The NYT also mentions that the game lasted 34 moves, so part of the score has been lost. They give no other details, however.

Also, please note that I've moved this tournament to a new collection: Game Collection: Chicago Masters Tournament, 1926

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  Phony Benoni: Oh, by the way, 27.Qh6 can be answered by 27...Nf5. The final position is better for White, but hardly won.

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